YR24 Artwork Slide Show
PRESS RELEASE (Originally released Feb. 2009, edited June 2009)
Yosemite Renaissance, which is now in its twenty-fourth year, organizes an annual art exhibit that encourages diverse interpretations of Yosemite and the environment of the Sierra Nevada. From a record number of nearly 600 entries, 43 paintings, photographs, sculptures and drawings by 38 artists from across the country were selected for this year’s Yosemite Renaissance XXIV exhibit. This exhibit is one of the best ever mounted by Yosemite Renaissance, including a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract. Photographer Richard Misrach and painter Bruce Klein (both of whom have been Yosemite Artists-in- Residence and both of whom were included in the Autry Museum’s exhibit, "Yosemite, Art of an American Icon") awarded $4000 to selected artists. The award-winners were announced at the opening reception on Friday, February 27th.
Yosemite Renaissance XXIV was on view at the Yosemite Museum Gallery from February 28 until May 3, 2009 (10 to Noon and 1 to 4 PM). The public was invited to the opening reception held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, February 27th. The exhibit will travel to the following locations: Hanford (Kings Art Center), June-July; Mariposa County Government Center, August-September; Redwood City (San Mateo County Office of Education), October--November.
The artists included in Yosemite Renaissance XXIV are: Margaret J. Bever, Christine M. Brand, Linda Brown, Elizabeth Carmel, Charles Cramer, Jane Culp, Stephen Curl, Karen Donaldson, Steve Emery, Ira Estin, Jim Fitzgerald, Michael Frye, Joan Hoffmann, Debra Huse, Sally Landis, Jonathan Levy, Christine White Loberg, Jay Mather, Collin Murphy, William Neill, Ted Orland, Penny Otwell, Brad Rippe, David Robertson, George H. Robertson, Tony Rowell, Barbara Gill Salerno, Jody Sears, Jon Shiu, Mary Sibert, Joe Sumner, Steven Thaw, Matt Theilen, Andie Thrams, Trice Tolle, Hope Werness, Don Whitebread, and Peggy Wyman.
The goals of Yosemite Renaissance are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. Historically, the arts have played a major role in the establishment of our park systems. It is the hope of Yosemite Renaissance that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve, protect and expand our parks.
Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit organization for the arts of Yosemite, supported, in part, by funds and services from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, the National Park Service and the Ansel Adams Gallery.
Yosemite Renaissance XXIV
Margaret J. Bever, Lichen, Watercolor, 18 x 24. $600.
Christine M. Brand, My Yosemite, Oil, 15 x 24. $2350.
Linda Brown, Early Winter Light, Oil, 13 x 26. $1700. ($200 Award)
Elizabeth Carmel, Sunrise on the Whitney Massif, Photograph,
20 x 30. $895.
Charles Cramer, Cascade on Granite below California Fall,
Photograph, 20 x 24. $600.
Jane Culp, In the Shadow of Bridalveil Cliffs, Oil, 24 x 28. $1500.
Jane Culp, Toward Tioga Lake, Watercolor, 22 x 28. $1000.
Stephen Curl, View from Tioga Road, Watercolor, 22 x 30. $3500.
Karen Donaldson, High Noon, Tenaya Lake, Reduction Block Print, 9 x 9. $425.
Steve Emery, Pine, Acrylic, 38 x 14. $2700. (Honorable Mention)
Ira Estin, Sunset, Moonrise, Photograph, 13 x 18. $225.
Ira Estin, Hungry Frog, Before & After, Photograph, 16 x 25. $275.
Jim Fitzgerald, Eye of the Oak, Yosemite, Carbon Contact Print,
8 x 10. $675.
Michael Frye, Ice Pattern, Shell Lake, Photograph, 20 x 24. $425.
Michael Frye, Oak Leaf, Photograph, 16 x 20. $325. (Honorable Mention)
Joan Hoffmann, Sunset at Sunrise Camp, Oil, 16 x 12. $850.
Debra Huse, Awestruck at Yosemite Falls, Oil, 16 x 20. $2700.
Sally Landis, Morning, Seven Gables, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40. $2500.
Jonathan Levy, Walking under Shadow of Tree 4, Acrylic, 16 x 52. $2300.
Jonathan Levy, Snow Capped Mountains, Acrylic, 40 x 30. $2300.
Christine White Loberg, Fire Lights, Photograph, 16 x 20. $800.
Jay Mather, Rockfall Bikes, Digital Photograph, 16 x 11. $300.
Collin Murphy, Valley Glow, Acrylic, Collage on Panel,
24 x 24. $400.
William Neill, Giant Sequoias, Photograph, 16 x 24. $750.
Ted Orland, Tree in Snowstorm, Yosemite Valley, Photomontage,
Archival Inkjet Print, 21 x 23. $750. ($200 Award)
Penny Otwell, Igneous Profile, Acrylic, 30 x 30. $2700.
Penny Otwell, Triangulation, North Wall, Acrylic, 24 x 24. $2000. (Honorable Mention)
Brad Rippe, Tuolumne Rex, Yosemite, Photograph, 11 x 14. $395. (Honorable Mention)
David Robertson, Walks in the World, Offset Cards, 3 x 5 (4).
George H. Robertson, Pond Optics: One Sun Reflects as Many,
Dana Meadows, Digital Photograph, 12 x 18. $400.
Tony Rowell, Bristlecone Pine and Milky Way, White Mountains,
Eastern Sierra, Photograph, 16 x 20. $715. ($500 Award)
Barbara Gill Salerno, Moon Over Falls, Batik Collage,
19 x 23. $600. (Honorable Mention)
Jody Sears, God View, Valley Interpretation, Oak, wax, 35”. Sold.
Jon Shiu, Lower Yosemite Fall, Silver Gelatin Print, 14 x 14. $400.
Mary Sibert, Hidden Ladder, Digital, 24 x 22. $635.
Joe Sumner, Merced, Photograph, 18 x 18. $700. ($200 Award)
Steven Thaw, Yosemite's Wildcat Point, Watercolor, 11 x 18. $750.
Matt Theilen, Upper Pines, Night Sky, Photograph, 11 x14. $200.
Andie Thrams, In Forests, Volume XVI: Great & Graceful, Artist's Book, watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on rag paper with Tyvek and cloth-covered boards, 10 x 9 x 18. Not for Sale.
Trice Tolle, Cloud Dance, Acrylic, 30 x 30. $2500. ($200 Award)
Hope Werness, Yosemite Picnic, Found Objects & Mixed Media, 15 x 17 x 12. $300.
Don Whitebread, Star Tracks over Yosemite Falls, Photograph,
16 x 16. $450.
Peggy Wyman, Muir's Meanders, Fiber (Pine Needle) Sculpture,
15 x 17 x 14. $1595. (Honorable Mention)
Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit organization
for the arts of Yosemite, supported, in part,
by funds and services from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors,
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, the National Park Service
and the Ansel Adams Gallery.